Actress Marcia Wallace has died at age 70. She was a fixture on American television for decades, thanks to long-running roles on The Bob Newhart Show and The Simpsons.
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October 26, 2013 Wallace is known to generations of TV fans for distinctly different roles on The Bob Newhart Show, as Carol Kester, and as school-weary teacher Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons.
A study shows digital media consumption will surpass TV viewing for the first time this year.
August 4, 2013 2013 is the first year in which Americans will spend more time on digital online devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets than viewing traditional TV. Still, households that subscribe to Netflix watch about the same amount of traditional TV as non-Netflix households.
A new iPad app lets viewers watch live ABC programming starting Tuesday in New York and Philadelphia.
May 13, 2013 Starting Tuesday, ABC will let viewers in New York and Philadelphia watch their local stations over the Internet. But this is not a way to cut your cable bill. The new Watch ABC service will require a cable account to log in.
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Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia
April 12, 2013 Television networks are up in arms. The new company Aereo is charging a monthly fee to provide a high-definition feed of the basic over-the-air channels, and the stations aren't seeing a penny of it. But CEO Chet Kanojia thinks he's figured out a legal loophole.
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April 7, 2013 Broadcasters will convene in Las Vegas this week to discuss the rapidly-growing demographic of people who don't subscribe to cable or satellite TV services. Instead, more people are watching shows and movies online.
April 1, 2013 The U.S. Court of Appeals in New York ruled 2-to-1 that Barry Diller-backed Aereo doesn't violate U.S. copyright law. The company has come under a barrage of lawsuits from network channels because it allows users to watch TV over the Internet.
The buttons, symbols and signs on many modern TV remotes make for one confusing user interface.
March 26, 2013 While the quality of TVs and technology seems to be at an all-time high, the devices we use to access the living room screen are as confusing as ever. But tablets and apps offer hope of simplifying the process of finding shows to watch — and even interacting with other viewers.
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March 17, 2013 The anti-pleasure, perfectionist trends so marked in contemporary culture are holding us back from just living in the moment and enjoying ourselves. At least, that's how commentator Alva Noë sees it as he watches TV, and TV commercials, with his sons.
July 8, 2012 TV gives you the best seat in the house. Yet televised sports are no substitute for actually being there Why? The answer has to do with the nature of human perception.
Contestants from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" do yoga in Auckland, New Zealand.
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September 21, 2011 More than half of the people in a recent poll say weight-loss shows influence what they eat. And 49 percent say they believe the television programs will have a positive influence on the obesity epidemic.
August 2, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, how to budget for the good of the next generation. In the second hour, new ways to watch TV, why we loathe left turns.
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April 1, 2011 Stream audio straight from your iPhone, iPod or iPad to your Apple TV. Bringing NPR into your living room in a whole new way.
March 25, 2011 Earlier this month, Entertainment Weekly broke news that TeenNick — an offshoot of the much-loved childhood network Nickelodeon — will be bringing back popular Nickelodeon shows from the early 1990s. Colin Campbell is stoked.
February 7, 2011 Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has laid out the reasons he believes his services — Hulu's free, ad-supported streaming, and the $7.99/month Hulu Plus subscription — will change the way the entire television industry works.
September 2, 2010 Today's September 2, 2010, a.k.a. 9/02/10, if you inconsistently format the date. So take a 90-second mental trip back to West Beverly High with Kelly, Brenda, Dylan, Brandon, Steve, Andrea, Donna and David.
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